Public Designation.

It is unconstitutional to designate can-didates on the ballot by race1788 and apparently any sort of designation by race on public records is suspect, although not necessarily unlawful.1789

Footnotes

1788
Anderson v. Martin, 375 U.S. 399 (1964). [Back to text]
1789
Tancil v. Woolls, 379 U.S. 19 (1964) (summarily affirming lower court rulings sustaining law requiring that every divorce decree indicate race of husband and wife, but voiding laws requiring separate lists of whites and African-Americans in voting, tax and property records). [Back to text]